Amjad Abu Alala’s debut feature film, 'You Will Die at Twenty', has been recently nominated for two awards, Best Feature and Best Screenplay, at The Critics’ Awards for Arab Films.
After succeeding last year in drawing attention to Sudanese cinema, Egyptian film critic Andrew Mohsen will interview Sudanese director Amjad Abu Alala, winner of the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film at the Venice International Film Festival, as part of the ACC Talks, launched by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) on Instagram. The interview will take place on Thursday, June 18 at 06:00 PM (GMT) and will stream on the ACC’s official page on Instagram.
Amjad Abu Alala’s debut feature film, You Will Die at Twenty, has been recently nominated for two awards at The Critics’ Awards for Arab Films; Best Feature and Best Screenplay, and the winners will be announced during the upcoming edition of the Virtual Cannes Market (June 22-26).
The ACC Talks is a series of live weekly interviews where a jury member from The Critics’ Awards for Arab Films and Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films host interviews with international filmmakers. These talks will be available with Arabic and English subtitles across the ACC’s social media accounts, as well as on its website, acc.film.
Amjad Abu Alala is a Sudanese director and producer, who is internationally recognised for his debut feature film, You Will Die at Twenty, that received the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film at the Venice International Film Festival, and the Advantage Association’s award for being the most influential African film at the Festival. The film also won the El Gouna Golden Star for Best Narrative Film during its Arab world premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival. Abu Alala’s directing credits include several award-winning short films, such as Teena, Coffee and Orange, Birds Feathers, and Studio that was supervised by the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.